Likeable Media to Host Likeable Awards, Internet Week Conference

Conference to feature industry leader keynotes and awards for most likeable people online

New York, New York, UNITED STATES


New York, NY, March 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tickets are now available for Likeable Media's second annual Internet Week New York conference, LikeableU: Class of 2012. The conference serves as a learning and networking opportunity for professionals in the social media and marketing fields. Internet Week is a week-long festival celebrating a thriving Internet industry and community.

LikeableU will consist of keynote speakers, moderated panels, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the inaugural Likeable Awards. The Likeable Awards will recognize individuals who have leveraged social media to create a charismatic, transparent and responsive image. Award categories include Most Likeable Chief Marketing Officer, Lawyer, Journalist, Politician, Entrepreneur and Author.

"With over 300 attendees last year, LikeableU 2011 was a huge success, so we're excited to do it again," said Dave Kerpen, co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media. "The conference is great because it gives thought leaders and professionals in the social media community an opportunity to come together and share their knowledge and experiences with one another. It's the perfect place for us to honor the top innovators this year through the Likeable Awards."

Featured LikeableU speakers include HARO Founder Peter Shankman, DKNY Senior VP of Global Communications Aliza Licht and #140conf Founder Jeff Pulver. Other sessions will feature Red Mango Founder Daniel Kim, CBS News Sunday Evening Anchor and CBS This Morning Special Correspondent Jeff Glor, Warby Parker Social Media Manager Jen Rubio and Citi Group Senior VP of Social Media Frank Eliason.

The event will take place on May 15, 2012 at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York, N.Y. Tickets will be available at a discounted Early Bird rate of $150 until April 17, and will then be available for $250. For more ticketing information, details about the conference, or to register as a LikeableU partner, please visit likeableu.com.

Likeable Media is an award-winning social media and word of mouth marketing firm, having worked with over 200 clients and offices in 3 cities. Likeable Media is also recognized as one of Facebook's top 90 Preferred Developer Consultants, and is the only agency to win a three consecutive WOMMY awards from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA). In 2011, Likeable Media was named #118 on the Inc 500 Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies and #12 in New York City. For more information, visit likeable.com.

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